Performance Recognize Trafficking in Human Beings
Here is a summary of our successes in the last 4 months.
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In mid-October, we went on a study visit to organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina that primarily deal with the topic of combating human trafficking. We went to Bijeljina, Konjic and Tuzla. Organizations we visited: Otaharin, Lara, Nere, Better Future, Land of Children, Women's Vision. We spoke to 28 people.
The reason for the visit was our need to get acquainted with the way of work of organizations that successfully deal with the problem of human trafficking and, more precisely, forced begging, and learn from them by example. The expected result of the visit is increased knowledge of working with the population at potential risk of trafficking, but also victims of trafficking through the form of forced begging, through observation and participation in the activities of these organizations. The expected result of the study visit was fully achieved, in fact we received more than what we expected and we can recommend the study visit as a very important part of education.
Study visit to drop in shelter Belgrade
After study visit in Bosnia and Hercegovina we visited drop in shelter of the Center for Youth Integration in Belgrade. We had the opportunity to see what their work looks like in practice as well as to hear their previous work experiences.
Training for peer educators on human trafficking and education workshops in schools
The training for peer educators on the topic of human trafficking was held in Vrnjacka Banja from 14 to 17 October 2021. The training was led by Tatjana N, Marija V, Marta S. and Sanja K, and 11 girls participated from Niš, Belgrade, Nova Pazova and Smederevo. After training till now they done 24 workshop with their girls peers.
At that training, we took the opportunity that we are all together and recorded 2 videos with the girls on this topic, which you can watch at the following links:
Performance Recognize Trafficking in Human Beings and report it! in Niš i Leskovac
We performed the performance Recognize Trafficking in Human Beings and report it! two times before. After that we repeated six times, five times in Niš and one more in Leskovac. "Improving the fight against human trafficking in Nis and Leskovac" is implemented within the activities to strengthen the capacity and capacity of local civil society organizations to prevent and combat human trafficking, implemented by NGO ASTRA within the project "Improving space and opportunities to fight against trafficking in human beings ", supported by the European Union. NGO Astra EU in Serbia #NVOAstra #astraantitrafiking #EuzaTEBE
We recorded one of the performances and made a video, which you can see at the following
Round tables in Niš and Leskovac
We held another round table with institutions in these two cities on the topic of human trafficking.
From November 15 to 17, we held strategic planning. The Strategic Plan for 2022/2024 contains five strategic directions and they are: direct work with children, girls and women with experience of violence and human trafficking; prevention of violence against children, girls and women and prevention of human trafficking; promotion of feminism through engaged art; improving women's health and preserving the environment; strengthening the internal capacities of the Center for Girls and Feminist Youth.
We opened 16 days of activism with a play Oxygen.
This is a play about a woman.
This is a play about a woman in the pandemic.
This is a play about the uterus. The uterus is a female organ.
This is a play about femicide.
This is a play about a tree, nature, mutual understanding, support, and freedom.
This is a play performed by two women.
This is a play in which we all end up dancing together.
20 YEARS OF FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING - 20 YEARS OF FIGHT FOR HUMANS
We organized the premiere screening of the documentary 20 YEARS OF THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING - 20 YEARS OF THE FIGHT FOR PEOPLE in Niš, and a panel with the audience after the screening of the film. The film is dedicated to the fight against human trafficking in Serbia, the role of the civil sector, primarily women's organizations in it, and the importance of intersectoral cooperation and ways to improve it. The screening was followed by a discussion on the same topics, where the will of all participants to work together to improve the fight against human trafficking in this area was clearly expressed.
International Femicide Day
We performed the performance Women's Cemetery in memory of the Montreal Massacre and reminded the public that one woman is killed in Serbia on every 10 days.
Acknowledgment for contribution to women's human rights
On December 10, on the International Human Rights Day, the Center for Girls received a letter of thanks for its contribution to women's human rights. Thanks to Civil Initiatives and the Human Rights House.
New projects and new activities in 2022: Protect young people in Nis from human trafficking
During 2022, the Center for Girls will educate a group of young people on the topic of combating human trafficking. After that training, they will go through another training on forum theater, after which they will make their own and perform it in front of their peers in 10 high schools in Nis. We will not neglect the teaching staff, so we will prepare interactive lectures on this topic for them, so that they would be informed about the latest trends in the field of human trafficking and be able to react. We will run the campaign "Recognize human trafficking, get information and protect yourself" on our social networks. So stay with us.
The project Protect young people in Nis from human trafficking is supported by the American Embassy in Belgrade.
European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
We marked the European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week by sharing a leaflet with important information on how to protect girls and women, as well as a lecture by a gynecologist at the Center for Girls.
Dog and cat houses
We were creative and made houses for street dogs and cats.
You can see more photos on our fb page and instagram page.
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International Femicide Day - Women's Cemetery
Screening of the film and panel
We opened 16 days of activism with a play Oxygen
Acknowledgment for contribution to women's rights
Round table in Nis
Study visit in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Tuzla
Making dog and cat houses